Idaho State Electric Bike Laws

Idaho State Electric Bike Laws

How does Idaho define what an electric bike is?

The state of Idaho defines ebikes as an electric assisted bicycle equipped with a motor of less than 750w. Electric bikes are classified as:

  • Class 1: eBikes equipped with a pedal-assist only motor which stops when the bike reaches 20 mph. 
  • Class 2: Electric bikes equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle and stop when the bike reaches the speed of 20 mph.
  • Class 3: Electric bicycles equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and stops when the rider stops pedaling or when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 mph.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Idaho?

The state of Idaho does not have licensing and registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Idaho?

The state of Idaho determines that ebikes must have a motor of less than 750w.

Are there any age restrictions to riding an electric bike in Idaho?

No person under the age of 15 years can operate a class 3 electric bike, unless they are riding as a passenger.

What are the laws around helmets in Idaho?

Helmets are required for bike riders under 18 years old.

What are the rules for riding on the road in Idaho?

Electric bikes are allowed on all roadways as far right as practicable except when making a left turn. Electric bikes are allowed on bike paths and trails.

Additional notes:

  • A person shall not tamper with or modify an electric bike in a manner that allows the motor to provide assistance above the speed that relates to their original classification.

Disclaimer:

Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable. EVELO strongly encourages checking with City, County, State and other local agencies for the most recent laws governing the proper, legal use of electric bicycles in your area. Electric bikes are prohibited on sidewalks.

Source:

State of Idaho Legislature